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The Irrational Augustine

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199262083
eISBN:
9780191603761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019926208x.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book explores the earliest works of St. Augustine to discover the anti-dogmatic Augustine, one who gives questioning, uncertainty, and human limitations their due role in his theology. These ... More


Augustine's Way into the Will: The Theological and Philosophical Significance of De libero arbitrio

Simon Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780198269847
eISBN:
9780191713385
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269847.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Augustine is a pivotal figure in the history of the concept of will, but what is his ‘theory of will’? This book investigates Augustine’s use of ‘will’ in one particular context, his dialogue On Free ... More


Marks of His Wounds: Gender Politics and Bodily Resurrection

Beth Felker Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195309812
eISBN:
9780199785353
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195309812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book articulates a Christian theology of the body in light of both the doctrine of the resurrection of the body and the ethical concerns of feminism. In conversation with Augustine and Calvin, ... More


Approaching the End: A Theological Exploration of Death and Dying

David Albert Jones

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199287154
eISBN:
9780191713231
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199287154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This book considers two basic questions: how can we live well in the face of death?; and when, if ever, is it legitimate deliberately to bring human life to an end? It does so by considering the ... More


Conclusion

A. M. C. Casiday

in Tradition and Theology in St John Cassian

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199297184
eISBN:
9780191711381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297184.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This concluding chapter begins with a discussion of John Cassian's writings. It is argued that Cassian's works are relevant to the study of monasticism, in both the East and West, and to the host of ... More


Wittgenstein and the Metaphysics of Grace

Terrance W. Klein

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199204236
eISBN:
9780191708039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199204236.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

What is the meaning of the word ‘grace’? Can Wittgenstein's maxim that the meaning of a word is its usage help explicate the claims that Christians have made about grace? When Christians use the ... More


Water Is Thicker than Blood: An Augustinian Theology of Marriage and Singleness

Jana Marguerite Bennett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195315431
eISBN:
9780199872022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315431.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Marriage and singleness appear in the contemporary era as problems for scholars and laypeople alike. Several problems related to marriage and singleness include questions of gender roles, the nature ... More


Gregory of Nazianzus on the Trinity and the Knowledge of God: In Your Light We Shall See Light

Christopher A. Beeley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195313970
eISBN:
9780199871827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195313970.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Gregory of Nazianzus has long been regarded as the premier teacher on the Holy Trinity in Eastern Christianity. Yet, ironically, for over a century historians and theologians have neglected his work ... More


Possidius of Calama: A Study of the North African Episcopate in the Age of Augustine

Erika Hermanowicz

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199236350
eISBN:
9780191717062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236350.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Possidius, the bishop of Calama, was a life-long friend of St. Augustine's and best known for writing a biography of the bishop of Hippo, the Vita Augustini. This book analyzes both the biography and ... More


Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Phillip Cary

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Rather than constituting a break with his Platonism, Augustine's doctrines of grace and free will are formed from the beginning by Platonist conceptions of happiness, wisdom, intellect, virtue, ... More


Introduction

Phillip Cary

in Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

To bring the conceptual structure of Augustine's doctrine of grace into focus one must avoid several common strategies for minimizing his Platonism, such as assuming that no philosophy or religion ... More


Conclusion

Phillip Cary

in Inner Grace: Augustine in the Traditions of Plato and Paul

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195336481
eISBN:
9780199868438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336481.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Aspects of Augustine's doctrine of grace that are worth being critical of include his belief in the human capacity for intellectual vision; his belief that intellectual vision sees more deeply than ... More


Christian Grace and Pagan Virtue: The Theological Foundation of Ambrose’s Ethics

J. Warren Smith

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195369939
eISBN:
9780199893362
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369939.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Though understandably overshadowed by Augustine’s preeminence in the West, Ambrose is a doctor of the Catholic Church and an important patristic authority for the Middle Ages and Reformation, ... More


The Philosophy of John Norris

W. J. Mander

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230303
eISBN:
9780191710643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230303.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Best known today as one of the earliest critics of John Locke, John Norris (1657-1711) incorporated ideas of Augustine, Malebranche, Plato, the Cambridge Platonists, and the scholastics into an ... More


Rethinking Augustine's Early Theology: An Argument for Continuity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199281664
eISBN:
9780191603402
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199281661.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Having been at the centre of a century long debate which cast doubt on the nature of Augustine’s conversion, one might assume that Augustine’s early works (386-96) have now been rescued and given ... More


Paulinus Noster: Self and Symbols in the Letters of Paulinus of Nola

Catherine Conybeare

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240722
eISBN:
9780191600494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240728.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

The heart of this book is a reading of the letters of Paulinus of Nola, aristocratic convert to Christianity of the late fourth‐century, and his correspondents, most notably St Augustine of Hippo. We ... More


Will and Free Will in Antiquity: A Discussion of Michael Frede,

Jaap Mansfeld

in Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy: Volume 42

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199644384
eISBN:
9780191743344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644384.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Michael Frede's posthumously published Sather Lectures discuss the origin and scope of the concept of a free will in antiquity, from the Stoics to Augustine via, among others, Alexander of ... More


Augustine and the Disciplines: From Cassiciacum to Confessions

Karla Pollmann and Mark Vessey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199230044
eISBN:
9780191696381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230044.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This book takes its cue from Augustine's theory of the liberal arts to explore the larger question of how the Bible became the focus of medieval culture in the West. Augustine himself became ... More


Marriage, Celibacy, and Heresy in Ancient Christianity: The Jovinianist Controversy

David G. Hunter

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199279784
eISBN:
9780191707391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279784.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In the later years of the fourth century the monk Jovinian was condemned at Rome and Milan for teaching that all baptized Christians were equal in God's sight and that all would receive an equal ... More


Augustine: Christian Truth and Fractured Humanity

Carol Harrison

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198752202
eISBN:
9780191695070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198752202.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Religion and Society

St. Augustine, the North African bishop of Hippo (AD 354–430), has been much studied. But there has been no systematic attempt to consider the context which shaped his life and thought. Augustine's ... More


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